By Dave Buchanan
Grand Junction Sentinel
The brushy creek harbors a healthy population of wild brown trout, which are gifted with the ability to survive the warm water temperatures of summer and early fall.
All that brush makes West Creek challenging to fish, which is why you don’t see a whole lot of cars parked along the road.
What you might see, once or twice a year, are members of the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited continuing a creek-monitoring project begun 13 years ago.